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things are right now. >> ashlea: lately shirley perry and her husband say it's gotten tougher to live on the piece of land that they call home. >> it keeps me stressed out. it really does. >> ashlea: floods washed out a culvert and a chunk of the driveway and an explosion exposed an electrical wire up to their house and water pipes. land was cleared on 168 unit dillworth apartment complex started going in on july. >> they've taken a permeable surface and turned it in to a non-permeable surface. and all the water that used to settle in to the ground seems to run off and impacted us. >> ashlea: the superintendent said culverts above their site have collapsed. they said they put in a deep holding pond that is catching run-off water.
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debrises like buckets and construction materials washed through here. >> ashlea: today red clay snakes from the construction site and slithered all the way down to the couple's driveway. >> i don't see how it can be coming from somewhere else. >> ashlea: buncombe county says the developer has storm water. inspectors have been coming out here intermittently to check on things. reporting live in buncombe county, i'm ashlea surles, news 13. >> darcel: the trial of a transylvania county man accused of killing for revenge began today. richard o'shields is charged with first degree murder in the shooting of toby mathis. investigators say mathis was involved in the death of his son joey.
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stroke and other issues that contributed to what happened. but prosecutors argue he took the law in to his own hands. >> he acted as a judge, jury and execution. >> richard o'shields fell in to a perfect storm of health problems, alcohol. a storm that led to tragic results. >> darcel: there was riveting testimony today from two of mathis' friends who witnessed the shooting. we'll have that live tonight at 6:00. there are still no arrests in the shooting death of a teenager. police are contacting witnesses and collecting evidence. officers say the safety and
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and family of the victim are of the utmost importance. >> tammy: we have an update on a water conservation notice issued in canton. that notice has been rescinded. officials say the current reservoir levels have since reached a satisfactory level and that the notice has been lifted. must be because all of rain we've gotten and snow. >> darcel: and the sunshine back today. nice. >> jason: wasn't it nice to see that sunshine? yeah, and it glis glisenned off the snow here. there's mount craig in the distance and high clouds and 32 degrees. even at that elevation. not too bad. down in the valleys we saw temperatures in the 50s the majority of western north carolina. step out the door in the upstate, mid to upper 50s. upper 50s as well in our southern mountains.
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temperatures will drop quickly this evening because the wind will lessen and the skies will remain mostly clear. we're still going to get above freezing in most cases. tomorrow afternoon, starting to warm things up in the 50s and the 60s. future cast, very little in the way of cloud cover tomorrow. sunshine going to help out in department. 42 at 9:00. in to the 30s we go by 11:00. in the upstate, you're down to 39 by 11:00. layers, of course, you know the routine. we'll talk about how the weekend is looking and how wet, too. >> darcel: millions of renovations
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news 13's zack . >> zack: that's right. the winter months traditionally some of the slowest months at the u.s. cellular center. but in 2016, they're already taking a big step forward. from 2011 to 2014, the u.s. cellular center was a little quiet. >> the events that we're booking take about three years in advance to book. >> zack: but the money, hard work and time spent is now paying off in a big way. >> they're finally showing up after renovations. >> zack: in february and march alone, the venue will be in use 57 of 60 days. and don't expect a recycled
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center that week. concert hall. sports venue. it's a truly multi-purpose venue. >> zack: the economic boost is an obvious benefit. >> it feels good to get events in here that are helping boost the economy. >> meetings, conventions, trade shows, brings in business people that are coming from out of town in to town on monday, tuesday, wednesday, when the tourists are >> zack: plenty of acts are signing up for the venue. local spots. rather, the cellular center wants to enhance what asheville has to offer. >> we want to bring in events that cououn't come to asheville that now can. >> zack: while visitation has increased here at the u.s. cellular center, many are questioning why the thomas wolf auditorium hasn't seen any restoration. after speaking with chris, he
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no set date for any of those renovations. however, they are hopefully going to have that in the near future. zack green, news 13. >> tammy: we have a traffic alert for drivers in east
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asheville asheville. >> jaclyn: a downed power pole is blocking the road. traffic is being detoured in the area. it should be cleared out of the road shortly. heads up for drivers in the waynesville area. we are getting reports of congestion at the russ avenue exit. be sure to give yourself some extra travel time if you are headed that way. congestion between patton and i-40. that's a look at your on time traffic report brought to you by debruhl's used car superstore. >> tammy: any drones bought. before christmas have to be regulated . >> you have to have a drivers license to go drive but there are people that own cars that don't have a driver's license. it's not common but it's something that can happen. >> tammy: and coming up tonight at 6 in a reality check, as
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store shelves, we look at what's >> darcel: when a home in your neighborhood falls in to disrepair, it can be a frustrating situation. >> tammy: that's exactly what's happening now to one group of neighbors.
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with the house? >> frank: darcel, neighbors describe it as a mess. we checked it out and what we found was surprising. the home is almost completely hidden by overgrown shrubs and weeds. >> it's a mess and an eye sore. >> frank: the home has been like this for years. >> it's one of the reasons why i brought it to your attention. because we'd like to know, the community would like to know what's going on with it. >> frank: he's also a former firefighter. >> many times we'd have to condemn a house if it was in a condition like this one. >> we've received complaints before and we've investigated. >> frank: we shared his concern with the director of henderson county's code enforcement, toby linville. >> the fact that the lot is overgrown is not a violation. >> frank: no violation was seen on his last visit a few years ago.
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violation of the code. >> frank: we spotted this behind the property. >> the departments called code enforcement. >> frank: something that caught the eye of this former public servant. >> the back porch looks like it's falling apart. it's falling off the building. if any kids get around it, you know, somebody's going to get hurt. >> there's obviously a solid waste violation here. and that porch definitely looks structurally unsound. >> frank: the home appears to be vacant and abandoned. after snapping more pictures and surveying the mess. toby says his next step will be to contact the owner. >> they'll have 15 days to clean that up or there will be consequences. >> frank: the home is owned by we went back to the home this week and we have an update to share with you. a trash dumpster has been moved on to the property. code enforcement says they sent a letter to the owner warning him about the violation. they're hoping the owner is now
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>> if you have a question for us, you can write me at ask 13 here at wlos.com. darcel, tammy. >> tammy: frank fraboni on the job drchlgts always. >> tammy: just like jason boir, right? >> darcel: and we're loving this weather, jason. >> jason: for the first time over a week, we've had a high temperature of above average. we start out just a touch below average. no rain or snow today. haven't seen much in the past several days. but we're going to get a lot of rain. it will impact part of your weekend. find out which day is the wetter
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thankfully lighter i don't know what i'm doing. i can't find anything just when i think it's just not going to work. this woman that works there comes over and asks can i help you? and he was so happy, to do it amazing right? i never would have expected would have thought that anyone would find that do that. make that go out of their way for me. right then, right there i couldn't believe it he was so helpful i know it's such a small thing
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simple thing but it made me smile made me happy made my day share your story. publix. where shopping is a pleasure. now your news 13 skywatch weather. >> jason: yes, so we saw a little warmer weather today. and it's going to get a lot warmer in to the weekend as our pattern shifts again. from unusually cold to now a little ridge in the jet stream. this is that bulging you see from the north. 70s breaking out again across the central u.s. and the central plains. leicester carpet sales news13 sky cam network atop mount pisgah there.
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here's coal mountain in the distance. high clouds in the distance. those high clouds will become a bigger factor in our forecast starting friday. tomorrow i think mostly sunny skies as we have now. 53 degrees in asheville. wind out of the north at 8. that does put our wind chill down to 53 degrees. you'll notice that. but it's not as bad as it could be. we're going to see a pretty quiet temperature regime. temperature should be warming up in the upstate. no wind down there in greenville. here's our big picture. we're going to watch the high pressure to the north of us that's been pushing down cold air. starts to bring down warmeme air. as it goes east, our wind begins to turn from the south and southwest around the back side as it goes over the atlanta. cold front you see stretched out here from ohio valley to the great lakes. it doesn't reach us but will produce cloud cover and even
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light rain will not impact most of your outdoor plans. but the clouds will certainly be in place through much of the weekend before we start to get another push of moisture. that comes with a second more potent system next week. that means a lot of rain will come. future cast mostly cloud free. northeast as we go in to the blue ridge. note the wind here coming out of the south tomorrow. it will pick up its pace tomorrow afternoon. winds gusting 15 miles per hour, 20. the clouds will be on the increase saturday morning. bringing us sprinkles. 30s and 20s. mostly 20s over the mountain valleys. mostly 30s over the upstate. highs tomorrow should top out in the 50s over many mountain valleys. mid 50s asheville, waynesville. hendersonville upper 50s. 60s possible as you go down in to the southern mountains and
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we're in to the 60s saturday and sunday. enjoy that. the rain chances go up incrementally those days. 40% sunday. certainly not a wash out. mostly a late day. as we get colder, we start to get closer to that chance of wintery weather again. and that comes on wednesday. something to watch right now, computer models are kind of flipping and flopping back and forth whether there's going to be rain, whether there's going to be snow. temperatures in the weekend in
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wednesday. what's all this nonsense about balls? pink balls, blue, yellow, red. it's hard to keep the whole thing straight. and all these so-called deals? well, they come with a lot of deal breakers. like when you leave the city the signal goes weak. u.s. cellular built a network to give you a stronger signal where the other guys don't. and as for deals? how's $300 back for every line you switch? $300! no ball nonsense. get $300 per line and a stronger signal,
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>> tammy: a portion of asheville's pack square park will be closed for about two months started friday. >> darcel: the roger maguire green area is having its sod replaced. crews are now waiting until next week to do the job. after wear and tear on the grass, the department replaces the sod on the off season. >> tammy: officials will keep it closed for rough 60 days to make sure the sod develops a strong root system. we stop by the 11th annual creative arts show and competition at the medical center. they competed in several
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>> darcel: the goal is to provide the veterans with an opportunity to be acknowledged for their artistic skills. >> it's been a big ride to get to this point. i found doing art keeps your mind busy and it keeps your hands busy. and it's a good experience. >> darcel: gold medal winners will participate in the national fine arts competition. that event includes thousands of veterans from va medical facilities across the nation. >> tammy: we call that a silent scream but it's going to be just
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next in never stop learning, >> darcel: a super scientist is helping second graders better understand animal life cycles. >> tammy: as you'll see in my never stop learning report, she's doing that with science lessons that are kind of gross but cool, too. she may not want to touch it but she definitely wants to get a closer look. ms. josie is the teacher in johnson elementary school. today they're learning how these catapillars will eventually become butterflies.
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she brings with her a great love for science. it's okay. >> last summer she did an internship with the smithsonian. and she was involved in an outdoor biology program and worked with students. she's done science camps. she has a lot of experience with children. that was a benefit as well. >> comparing all the different life cycles and different live animals, which is expensive sometimes. we've been able to get everything donated, which is awesome. >> everything has a scientific name that is an organism. >> tammy: the students are learning some pretty big words, too, like metamorphcis and krislis. >> darcel: my kids would telll you their mom's a wimp when it
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coming up, registering to vote in north carolina's primary. >> tammy: what you need to know if you plan to sign up by tomorrow's deadline. news 13 at 5:30 starts now. just got out of hand a little bit. because when you try to do something like this, tempers flare. >> tammy: emotions over a proposal to rename a street after martin luth lutherer . >> frank: whether or not people think endorsements matter in the race for the white house. >> jason: views in the blue ridge today more like postcard. take a look at that. i'll show you how warm your weekend's looking, too. stick around. now from western north carolina's news leader, this is news 13 at 5:30.
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at a recent meeting in waynesville over a proposal to rename a street after martin luther king junior. >> frank: the plan game from the black community. >> tammy: the idea got a lot of pushback from residents there. >> rex: yes, they say this street has historically been pigeon street and they don't want to see it change. not because of any racial attitudes, but because of inconvenience. now the man looking at honoring the civil rights leader is looking at another location. >> it causes a lot of friction. >> rex: but he went before the town alderman anyway showing it could change the ideology. >> inclusive of everybody. >> rex: some residents objected to the idea. myrtle nolan noting that no african americans live on the

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